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Old 08-07-2007, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering if any of you people might be able to help me with something. I am building my own PC for the first time, and i was wondering if you guys could tell me if the parts i picked are compatible and if you have any substitutions to make it a little better but i am trying to keep the price under $1500.00

Case: Coolermaster Cosmos 1000 (lots of room and easy install)

PCU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Black) EPS!@V 750W Power Supply

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500 GB 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Proccessor

Graphics Card: XFX PVT80GGHE4 GeForce 8800GTS 320MB EXTREME 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express X16 HDCP Video Card

Motherboard: EVGA 122-ck-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI AtX Intel Motherboard

Memory: CORSAIR XMS2 (2 x 1GB) 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 9PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Optical dribes: Sone NEC Optiarc Black 16x DVD-ROM 48x cd-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive modual

(this one is a mouth-full) LITE-ON Black 20XDVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner with LightScribe Tecnology - OEM

Thank you all for your help... I really appreciate it. I cant wait to start playing Fear and Quake 4 and all those good games.

(plus im thinking of a second 500 GB hard drive and Vista Ultimate and XP Student)




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Old 08-07-2007, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I Forgot to say that i want to use it for bideo editing and gameing and possibly even photo editing with RAW immages which takes a lot of computer! Should i change the motherboard to a striker extreme?
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just built a similar machine, and its definately worth the extra couple of bucks to get a p35 board. The gigabyte p35-ds3 board is highly recommended as it supports the upcoming 45nm chips if you decide to upgrade. Also you might look into picking up a q6600 instead if you plan on doing lots of video editing. It can be had for around 300 or so from most places.
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I was just suggest a build that came up to your price budget...let me look it up real quick
Do you need a monitor
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Newegg.com - Antec Performance One P180B Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability through the majority of chassis 1.0mm cold rolled steel around the 4 x HDD area ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 6X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 18X DVD±R DVD Burner, OEM Version - OEM
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail

Total comes to $1574

You could always substitute the gtx with gts and get a cheaper psu and get the arctic cooler freezer pro 7
and the e6750 instead. That will save you a couple hundred dollars and fit your budget.
FYI to play FEAR, you dont need such a high end system...i can max out all the settings on my rig. Just letting you know.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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uhhh.. i dont know a lot about computer, so i am trying to say nicely that i need this stuff in lame mans terms or perhaps just a link. I dont really know what you mean when you just kind of say what it is, and i need 2GB of ram for vista ultimate. Thank you all for your help




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Old 08-07-2007, 10:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Antec Performance One P180B Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability through the majority of chassis 1.0mm cold rolled steel around the 4 x HDD area ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 6X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 18X DVDĪR DVD Burner, OEM Version - OEM
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail

Total comes to $1574

You could always substitute the gtx with gts and get a cheaper psu and get the arctic cooler freezer pro 7
and the e6750 instead. That will save you a couple hundred dollars and fit your budget.
FYI to play FEAR, you dont need such a high end system...i can max out all the settings on my rig. Just letting you know.
Thanks for that man... that looks great, gonna keep it all except for the case, i may splurge a little on the coolermaster case that i have been waiting for, spetember 1st isnt that bad.


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Default Re: I need some help here....

are you planning on overclocking?
and what games are you planning or wanting to play and on what resolutions?

And no problem for the help...
this was actually suggested that build from others, so i trust them the most.
And i herd the mobo is really good.

Next time post on building for higher performance...
more people may catch attention and you may get better help.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, i want the best preformance for a low price, and thats what you get with overclocking
Im not sure about rez, as i said, im not good with this stuff, im a newbie, im more of a console gamer myself, but half life 2, tf2, Warcraft (if i ever get a job, hard with so many sports and school...) And some other cool games, windows live or whatever it is, ive already got an account, so the new games that come out. But Fear is one that i am looking forward to, and Oblivion on pc and console would be great with friends.

Im new to the forums so i dont know where to put this stuff... sorry



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Old 08-07-2007, 11:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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fear is awsome, ive finished both of them.
Oblivion i got bored of.

That should be able to max out all the games out so far and hopefully be able to play some future games in high settings.
But dont expect to set your resolution to 1600X XXXX.

Thats why im jsut going to go for the gtx, and later upgrade to the 9800 series, theyre coming out in november.
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